More Than a Month

Celebrating Black History, Culture & Heritage
More Than a Month
Artwork by Ron Moultrie Saunders

Black History Month is an integral part of our nation’s tradition in which we promote affirmative examples of important historical events, honorable leaders and steps towards collective change. Pro­grams that celebrate Black history, culture & heritage are titled More Than a Month in an effort to emphasize that reflection, open dialogue, interdisciplinary education and shared advocacy needs to take place in our communities every month, all year round.

Beginning on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday weekend and throughout February, the Library champions Black history, culture & heritage with special music, dance, crafts and storytelling events at every branch in the City. More Than a Month features film screenings and literary events for adults, interactive events for teens, hands-on activities for kids and exhibits, music and craft classes for the whole family.

Visit the African American Center in the Main Library to learn about historical, political and cultural experiences of African Americans in California and beyond. In addition to housing a collection of reference materials spanning a broad range of subject areas, the Center organizes many free exhibits and programs.

All year long we invite you to join us every day, in every library location, to continue honoring and celebrating the diverse and special histories and heritages that make up our beloved City and our unique country.

More Than A Month 2019 Program Guide (PDF)

2019 Program Highlights


  • The Port Chicago Story January 26 - February 28, Treasure Island Museum
    During the 75th Anniversary of the Port Chicago disaster and trial, view an exhibit which tells the story of the explosions, the trial and their impact. Presented by the National Park Service, in partnership with the Treasure Island Museum and the San Francisco Public Library.

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